Chosen from approximately 12,000 organizations supplying Airbus, AkzoNobel stood out for their efforts in responsibility and sustainability, earning them the distinction of being first to receive the esteemed award.
“We’re thrilled to receive this prestigious award from Airbus, and particularly pleased that our commitment to sustainability across AkzoNobel has been recognized,” said Maud Khelstovsky, Key Account Manager at AkzoNobel. “As a paints and coatings company in the Airbus supply chain, it’s even more challenging to get this recognition, so it really represents our shared effort with partners to turn environmental challenges into product innovations.”
John Griffin, managing director Aerospace Coatings at AkzoNobel, said, “We’re very pleased to partner with Airbus to find more sustainable solutions for our collective stakeholders. One example is the investment to develop a protective coating system that contains zero chrome. This is a significant undertaking that neither party could do alone, and contributes to our collective sustainability by ensuring that Airbus can continue to deliver safe aircraft for the next 30 years while also reducing the use of hazardous materials.”
AkzoNobel has been an Airbus supplier since their aircraft production began, a partnership which has grown steadily over the past decade. AkzoNobel supplies Airbus – as well as common airline customers and Airbus contractors around the world – with advanced decorative and protective coatings.
Khelstovsky added, “This award is for all the employees working hard across our R&D, operations and functions whose passion for coatings contributes to our partnership with Airbus. They embody our sustainability values every day.”